New: Policy Fellowship with Government Office for Science: Building Science and Engineering Capability Across Government
CAPE is pleased to announce a new policy fellowship opportunity working within the Government Office for Science to scope, evaluate, and improve knowledge exchange and academic placement programmes for scientists and engineers between government, industry and academia.
The fellowship is offered on a full-time basis, for up to 12 months, in the first instance. The fellowship award may be up to £50,000 funded through CAPE. The fellowship will start as soon as possible, subject to successful security clearance. The successful candidate will be based remotely to begin with owing to current Covid-19 working restrictions.
Deadline: 15 August 5pm (interviews expected to be held 24 August)
- Scoping out current knowledge exchange and placement schemes that are used across government. This will involve lots of stakeholder engagement and management across a significant number of government departments.
- Having, or gaining, an appreciation of funding mechanisms for related bodies who may be offering placements including government, universities, or other funders.
- Provide analysis on the existing schemes to understand current systematic blockers and which type of scheme is most effective and beneficial.
- Work with team leads to develop possible solutions for future, effective and long-lasting knowledge exchange programmes in government. This will require strategic thinking, large scale problem solving and creativity.
- Presenting updates and potential solutions to senior leaders such as Chief Scientific Advisors and the GCSA.
- Experience of stakeholder engagement and developing effective working relationships.
- An understanding and/or experience of working in academia.
- Ability to think creatively and systematically to solve very large-scale and embedded problems.
- Confident in communicating with science and engineering deep-specialists alongside non-technical stakeholders.
- Comfortable in establishing a project direction in the face of uncertainty, with the support of team members.
- A desire to build up the skills capability of scientists and engineers within government, academia and business.
- Confident presenting to senior audiences.
- Involvement in large scale projects with multiple dependencies.
- An appreciation for the breadth of science and engineering that goes on across government.
- a short CV (max 2 pp)
- covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
- letter of support from your line manager, HoD or supervisor confirming eligibility to take up the placement if awarded
Please combine documents into one PDF where possible. Applications should be sent to [email protected]
New: Policy Secondment: The Royal Academy of Engineering – Articulating Policy Impact
We are pleased to announce a new Policy Secondment opportunity through the Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) with the Policy and International Partnerships Directorate of the Royal Academy of Engineering. The academy is looking for someone to work with them to develop deep, rich impact narratives which look back at issues on which the Academy has a track record of sustained policy work, to document that work and to track, understand and articulate the influence that workstream has had.
Please note this placement is only open to research and professional services staff at UPEN member universities.
For a full job description and to apply, visit the UPEN website.
Deadline Wednesday 28 July, 23:59